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Joaquin Phoenix is up for finest actor for starring in the muse account of Batman’s nemesis

Joker leads the Bafta movie nominations with 11, but there is criticism that the performing nominees are all white.

Joker is followed by Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, which contain 10 nominations every.

Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie are up for two performing awards every.

But no female directors contain been nominated for the seventh One year in a row. Bafta boss Amanda Berry stated she used to be „very dissatisfied“ by the lack of range.

The leading Bafta nominees

Joaquin Phoenix could be the favourite for finest actor for his role in Joker, which tells the muse account of Batman’s nemesis and has divided some critics and audiences.

It’s 11 years since Heath Ledger won a posthumous Bafta for taking part in the same character in The Darkish Knight.

Joker director Todd Phillips stated: „Honest these days, when Joaquin and I contain been in the UK, the esteem we felt for Joker used to be palpable and I trusty need to thank my British colleagues for connecting with the movie on a cell degree.“

Phoenix will face competition from Taron Egerton, who performed Sir Elton John in Rocketman, as successfully as Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time…, Adam Driver for Marriage Memoir and Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes.

Margot Robbie is up against herself in the finest supporting actress class for roles in Bombshell and Once Upon A Time…

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Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Memoir (left) and Jojo Rabbit

That class also includes Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, while she is also up for finest actress for her role reverse Driver in Netflix’s divorce drama Marriage Memoir.

The varied finest actress nominees are Renee Zellweger for taking part in Judy Garland in Judy, Jessie Buckley for Wild Rose, Charlize Theron for Bombshell, and Saoirse Ronan for Cramped Women.

But there is rarely any room for Cramped Women movie-maker Greta Gerwig – or every other females – in the finest director class.

Appearing categories ‚very white‘

Quick on BBC Radio 4’s Nowadays programme that the performing list „appears very white“, Bafta CEO Berry replied: „I will fully accept as true with you. That’s how I felt when I first noticed the list.

„This is rarely no doubt being disrespectful to any one who has been nominated because of it be an incredibly right list this One year.

„In case you witness at the director class, the put I hoped we could possibly possibly appreciate no longer decrease than one female director, that is an incredibly right list need to you’ve gotten gotten folks admire Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino and Sam Mendes, who contain bought multiple nominations in the previous.“

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There used to be no room for Cynthia Erivo for taking part in slave-modified into-abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Gerwig did purchase up a nomination for finest tailored screenplay, alternatively.

The actors who contain been misplaced sight of integrated British megastar Cynthia Erivo, who used to be these days nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Harriet, a biopic about Harriet Tubman’s earn away from slavery.

The lists drew right criticism on social media, with #BaftasSoWhite trending. Director Rapman, whose controversial movie Blue Memoir used to be misplaced sight of except in the rising megastar class, wrote: „The shortage of of murky faces is ridiculous.“

Bafta’s deputy chairman Krishnendu Majumdar stated the lack of female nominees in the finest director class used to be an „alternate-vast jam“ and that Bafta used to be „fiercely doing one thing about it“ with its schemes admire Elevate.

Marc Samuelson, chair of Bafta’s movie committee, stated the jam used to be „infuriating“.

He added: „We can’t invent the alternate have one thing, all we are able to have is lend a hand and push and encourage and fetch a witness at to lend a hand folks coming in at the underside cease.“

Metro movie critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh told BBC Knowledge that the lack of a nomination for Gerwig used to be „a accurate omission“, while the predominant performing categories can contain recognised Erivo, The Farewell megastar Awkwafina, and Us actress Lupita Nyong’o.

„Completely when the list of actors came up, and it used to be wall to wall white faces for this One year, it used to be very disappointing,“ Ivan-Zadeh stated.

„Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson both had two nominations every – successfully completed for them – but it completely trusty felt corresponding to you is at possibility of be using up areas that is at possibility of be possibly veteran for different and more various performances. And it be no longer that the performances need to no longer there.“

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1917, directed by Sam Mendes (centre) met the diversity requirements to be nominated for finest British movie

Final One year, Bafta launched unique requirements for two awards „to lend a hand greater illustration and elevated inclusivity across the British alternate“.

It stated movies would no longer be nominated for finest British movie or finest British debut unless they met no longer decrease than two of four „range requirements“, which hide on-show cowl abilities, storylines, creative leadership, coaching and underserved audiences.

This One year’s finest British movie class includes Rocketman, Sam Mendes’s World War One drama 1917 and The Two Popes, starring Jonathan Pryce and Sir Anthony Hopkins as a pair of pontiffs.

The BFI, which oversees the diversity requirements scheme, does no longer submit fundamental factors of which requirements every movie met, but confirmed all nominated movies in the 2 categories met the diversity requirements. Those requirements don’t have any longer prolong to the performing and directing awards.

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Awkwafina, whose accurate title is Nora Lum, won a Golden Globe on Sunday

There used to be more range on the shortlist for the rising megastar award, which used to be announced on Monday.

Awkwafina – who won a Golden Globe on Sunday – used to be nominated alongside Scuffling with with my Family’s Jack Lowden, Booksmart’s Kaitlyn Dever, Waves actor Kelvin Harrison Jr and Blue Memoir megastar Michael Ward.

Ward has stated his nomination used to be a vindication of the movie following controversies around its screenings.

The gang drama used to be temporarily withdrawn from Vue cinemas after seven police officers contain been injured in a disturbance at Giant title City in Birmingham in November, the put there contain been experiences of youths with machetes.

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Ward used to be a mannequin for online retailers corresponding to JD Sports sooner than turning to performing

Winners and nominees in most categories are voted for by 6,700 Bafta individuals, who’re alternate consultants and creatives across the arena.

„In loads of areas, our balloting membership is more various than the alternate,“ a Bafta issue stated. „However range is mute a be troubled that wants to be tackled urgently for the duration of the alternate, and Bafta continues to work laborious to broaden opportunities for underrepresented teams by strategy of all of our activities.“

The ceremony will fetch residing on 2 February at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Graham Norton.

This One year has also considered the introduction of a class for finest casting director – the Baftas‘ first unique class for more than two a long time – following a campaign closing One year to recognise that arm of the movie alternate.

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